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Dunedin show doubles numbers

Dunedin show doubles numbers

NZ Truck & Driver News

 April 2020   
The 2020 Dunedin Truck Show attracted a 75-truck turnout – double the numbers from 2019.
The attendance was, says show committee member Stan Mason, "an absolutely outstanding result from the transport industry."

The committee says that the successful show is down to "all those involved on the day….the truck owners, the drivers, the helpers who got the rags and tyre paint out to present an outstanding lineup on the day…."

And to the sponsors, headed by main sponsor City Auto Glass, supported by NZ Truck & Driver, MTD, Transport Repairs, Roadmaster, Coombs Contracting, Dunedin Truck Servicing, General Tyres, TWL, Forestry Roading, Diesel Transport Services, CVC Dunedin, Tyremax, Multispares, Scania Trucks, CTS, Penske Commercial Vehicles, YHI, Steel & Tube, Caltex, Hose Supplies Christchurch and TMC.

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The 2020 Dunedin Truck Show attracted a 75-truck turnout – double the numbers from 2019.
The attendance was, says show committee member Stan Mason, "an absolutely outstanding result from the transport industry."
The committee says that the successful show is down to "all those involved on the day….the truck owners, the drivers, the helpers who got the rags and tyre paint out to present an outstanding lineup on the day…."
And to the sponsors, headed by main sponsor City Auto Glass, supported by NZ Truck & Driver, MTD, Transport Repairs, Roadmaster, Coombs Contracting, Dunedin Truck Servicing, General Tyres, TWL, Forestry Roading, Diesel Transport Services, CVC Dunedin, Tyremax, Multispares, Scania Trucks, CTS, Penske Commercial Vehicles, YHI, Steel & Tube, Caltex, Hose Supplies Christchurch and TMC.
The King Rig award was taken by Gerard Daldry and Paul Bennett, with Protranz's new Mack Super-Liner….while an International F1800 towtruck won the sponsor's choice award for Huck McCready and Alex McLellan from McLellan Freight. Haden Campbell's MAN in Mainfreight colors won the drivers' choice honours, while the people's choice award went to the mini Kenworth of McLellan Freight's Isaiah McLellan.
The other award winners were: Best Kenworth – Daniel (Donut) Connell, Mainfreight Kenworth K200; Best Mack – Stu Mowat, Southern Bulk; Best DAF – Alex Mckillop; Best Volvo – Blair Newell, R&R Hiab Services; Best Scania – Hire Frankton; Best Euro – Nick Wellbeloved, Mainfreight MAN; Best Freightliner – Nelson Yorston, Yorston Transport; Best Iveco – Gus Clearwater, Clearwater Civil; Best Western Star – Aaron Henderson Logging; Best Japanese – Lindsay Wilson, Kawau Contractors Nissan; Best Hino – Paul Hutton, Andrew Haulage; Best Isuzu – Andrew Lorde,  R&R Hiab Services; Best Tractor Unit – Daniel Connell, Mainfreight Kenworth K200; Best Rigid – Nick Wellbeloved, Mainfreight MAN; Best Logger – Karl Scott, Kenworth T909; Best Curtainsider – Aaron Walker,  A&L Coombs Scania; Best Chrome – Jessy Shane Collins, STL Kenworth T904; Best Fleet – R&R Hiab Services; Best Classic – McLellan Freight; 0-500,000kms – Alex Mckillop, DAF; 500,000-1 Million kms – Mark Feagan, A&L Coombs Scania; Over 1 Million Kms – Terry Hucklebridge, Mainfreight Kenworth K200; Biggest Crack – Jessy Shane Collins STL (ran out of fuel!).
Proceeds from the show barbecue, donated by Dynes Transport, went to the Arthur Burns Preschool, which put on the barbecue drinks and raffles.  


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